Caeleb Dressel wins gold medal in men’s 100 freestyle at Tokyo Olympics

Written by on July 28, 2021

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American swimmer Caeleb Dressel is chasing greatness on the Olympics

Caeleb Dressel is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and holds the world report within the 100-meter butterfly. He hopes to push his customary of greatness.

Robert Deutsch and Brian Munoz, USA TODAY

TOKYO – Caeleb Dressel gained his first particular person Olympic gold, successful the 100-meter freestyle on Thursday on the Tokyo Olympics.

Dressel gained in 47.02 seconds, a brand new Olympic report, beating Aussie Kyle Chalmers by .06 of a second. Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov took bronze in 47.44 seconds.

Dressel has already gained gold as a part of the 4×100 free relay on Monday right here on the Tokyo Aquatics Heart. It was his third Olympic relay gold – to go along with two he claimed within the Rio Video games in 2016 – and first of a number of anticipated medals in the course of the Tokyo Olympics.  

Dressel, 24, has grow to be one of the dominant swimmers on the planet since he made his Olympic debut as a university scholar 5 years in the past. He’s favored to win the 50 free and 100 fly right here after swimming the quickest occasions on the planet this 12 months in the course of the Olympic Trials in June.

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Along with his remaining particular person occasions, he’s anticipated to be a part of the USA’s blended medley and 4×100 medley relays.

For the reason that final Olympics, Dressel has claimed 15 world championship medals – 13 of them gold. 

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